Following a lengthy hibernation, intense song writing, rehearsing and recording, plus a couple of haircuts and new bass player, Midlands based five piece The Musgraves re-emerge with a cracking, unashamedly pop fuelled debut album…
The pop/folk sound of their critically acclaimed March EP is still evident and the instrumentation is much the same, but there seems to be a new energy, injected with more than a twist of early soul and late 50’s/ early 60’s pop. With a heavy nod to the likes of The Ronettes, The Crystals and The Chiffons, The Musgraves sound stronger, more complete and more accomplished than ever before.
The debut album, You That Way, I This Way, takes you on a lyrical journey through the weary considerations of relationships, the love, loss and the heartaches. It lifts you high then lets you go, cushioning your fall with epic strings, a bright shining glockenspiel, rich harmonies and soaring lead vocals. It tells you plainly that love is hard and beautiful, and that people are difficult and amazing, but the mood remains bright throughout, achieved through a feel good production sound that would appeal to radio listeners across the UK.